TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 16 PAGES, JAIPUR, `5.00 ● TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE 8 THE EDITORIAL PAGE Master Plans must be real BY A G KRISHNA MENON Dalits attacked in Rajasthan village after groom rides horseback DEEP MUKHERJEE JAIPUR, APRIL 30 A PRE-WEDDING procession by a Dalit family was attacked in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district, allegedly by people from an upper caste community, on Sunday night after the Scheduled Caste groom rode a mare during the traditional ‘Bindoli’ ceremony a day before his wedding. Threeorfourpeoplewereinjured in the attack, and people from the Dalit communities said although they had sought police help, police personnel stood mute witness during the attack. Denying the charge of inaction, Additional SP (Headquarter), Bhilwara Paras Jain said, “We have taken seven peopleunderpreventivecustody. Theywillbearrestedlaterunder relevant Sections (of law).” Jain said FIR has been lodged underIPC Sectionsincluding323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongfulrestraint),354(assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) along with Sections of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 6 9 JOURNALISTS AMONG 25 KILLED IN KABUL Afghan journalists fell victim to the second of two blasts carried out by the Islamic State in Kabul Monday. Reuters Maharashtra set to get Saudi DNA tests confirm 2016 Rs 13,650-cr package, Jeddah bomber was Indian and can thank Gadkari RASHMI RAJPUT MUMBAI, APRIL 30 SOWMIYA ASHOK NEW DELHI, APRIL 30 WITHITSrulingalliancewiththe Shiv Sena in Maharashtra in tatters, and the Congress and NCP closing ranks on the opposite side, the BJP-led central government is all set to approve a “special package” to “address agrarian distress in 14 suicide-prone districts of Vidarbha and Marathwada” worth around Rs 13,650 crore over five years. Theproposalisbeingpushed by Union Water Resources MinisterNitinGadkariwhohails from the Vidarbha region. A meeting on this issue was JAMMU, APRIL 30 Why Buddhism invites Dalits ‘Package will address agrarian distress in 14 districts’ held in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on April 9. As a follow-up, an inter-ministerial ExpenditureFinanceCommittee (EFC)metlastweek.Sourcessaid the EFC has vetted the proposal for Cabinet approval. Theproposalstatesthatprojects approved under the special package “do not fit into the guidelines for inclusion/funding CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SAUDIARABIAhasconfirmedon the basis of DNA tests that the bomber who blew himself up outside the US consulate in the eastern Saudi coastal city of Jeddah two years ago in a foiled suicide attack is Fayaz Kagzi, an Indian national and alleged operativeof Lashkar-e-Toiba,asenior security official told The Indian Express. “Wehavereceivedconfirmation from Saudi Arabian authorities that the DNA samples of Kagzi sent by us last year has matched that of the Jeddah bomber,” said the official. The Jeddah blast of July 4, 2016, was the first of three at- THE RAPE of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua’s Rasana village, which sparked outrage across the country, is a “minor issue” and giving the case “too much importance” is “not the right thing” to do, according to J&K’s new Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Kavinder Gupta. Speakingtoreportersafterhis swearing-inMonday,Guptasaid, “Yeh ek choti si baat hai Rasana. Is prakar ki ghatna dobara kabhi na ho,issparhumeinvicharkarnahai. Ussbacchikonyaymile,aisebahut sechallengessarkarkesamnehain. Mujhe lagta hai ki Rasana case ko hum itna bhav deke hum thik nahin kar rahe hain (Rasana is a small issue. We should think Kavinder Gupta about ensuring that such incidents do not recur. Ensuring that the girl gets justice is among the challenges before the govern- IN 5 YRS, 46% HIKE IN BASE Tax net widens as individuals fuel the surge AANCHAL MAGAZINE & ANIL SASI Suicide bombers struck in Medina (above) , Jeddah and Qatif on July 4, 2016. AP File tacks to have hit the kingdom on the same day. The other two werenearaShiamosqueinQatif and a suicide bombing near Masjid-i-Nabvi in Medina. According to sources, the BJP MLA who backed Kathua accused is minister, Dy CM says minor incident ARUN SHARMA EXPLAINED REPORT, PAGE 7 NationalInvestigationAgencyhas informed an NIA special court in Delhi that Kagzi, who is wanted in terror-linked cases, is dead. Investigators believe that CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL NEW DELHI, APRIL 30 EVEN AS the country’s total taxpayerbaseincreasedto6.41crore in assessment year (AY) 2016-17 from 4.38 crore in AY 2011-12 — ariseof over46percentoverfive years—thissurgehasalmostentirelybeenonaccountof individual taxpayers. Over these five years, the addition in individual taxpayers numbers was higher than the average trendline — up by about 48 per cent. Whilethetotaltaxpayerbase BY UNNY ment.Ifeelthatbygivingsomuch importancetoRasana,wearenot doing the right thing).” Gupta was the J&K Speaker before swapping posts with Nirmal Singh in a reshuffle directed by the party. Singh had backed Chief Mehbooba Mufti’s decisiontosticktoaprobebythe CrimeBranchintheKathuacase, though many BJP leaders Assessment Year 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17* AVISHEK G DASTIDAR NEW DELHI, APRIL 30 7 WORLD No. of Total Taxpayers No. of Individual Taxpayers 4.38 cr 4.73 cr 5.25 cr 5.69 cr 6.11 cr 6.41 cr 4.11 cr 4.46 cr 4.96 cr 5.39 cr 5.79 cr 6.08 cr * Returns for AY 2016-17 were allowed to be filed up to 31.03.2018. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BENCHES OF STEEL FOR PLATFORMS, WITH NAMES OF SPONSORING MPS 1 lakh benches planned across 1,500 stations for trains. At present, the seating space at railway platforms is often inadequatecomparedtothenumberof peopleonplatformsevery day. The cost involved in the project may not be much, sources said. According to the ministry’s assessment, a steel bench may cost between Rs 12,000 and Rs 30,000 dependingonthesizeandspecifications. Atpresent,theRailwaysareconsidering four-seater and 10seater circular benches. To give the project a fillip, the Railways has also adopted a novel “1+1” policy - for every bench an MP sponsors at a station in their constituency, the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 SAJID JAVID IS NEW UK HOME SECRETARY AFTER AMBER RUDD QUITS CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 FIVE-YEAR GROWTH ● PAGE ONE ANCHOR ACTING ON an idea pushed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian Railways plans to install at least one lakh stainless steel benches in 1,500 stations across the country. The benches will sport the name of the local Member of Parliament, whose funds will be used, as sponsors of the project. The tender for the one lakh benches, which will likely be floated next month, will be the single largest procurement of public furniture by a government utility in the country and is among the more ambitious moves by the Indian Railways to rope in MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds to upgrade basic station amenities. The Prime Minister’s Office has been monitoring the progress of this little-known idea, it is learnt. With trains accountingfornearly2.5crorepassengers every day from all constituencies,thethinking,sources said, was that elected representatives should also contribute to help passengers as they wait grew at an average rate of about 7.9percentayear,individualtaxpayers recorded an average annual growth rate of 8.2 per cent in these five years, inching up from 94 per cent in AY 2011-12 to 94.9 per cent in AY 2016-17, according to official data. The term individual taxpayers include individuals who earn incomethroughsalaryorthrough means such as interest, pension, whoearnincomefromonehousing property and individuals or HinduUndividedFamilies(HUFs) with income from profits and gains of business or profession. TRUMPFOR KIMMEETING ATPEACE HOUSE Jaipur
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